Fairtrade International Business Support Officer - Flowers Jobs in Kenya

Fairtrade International Business Support Officer - Flowers Jobs in Kenya


  • Fairtrade Africa (FTA) is the umbrella organisation representing Fairtrade certified producers in Africa.

  • FTA aims to effectively represent producers within the International Fairtrade system and to
    contribute to livelihood improvement of African producers by increasing access to markets.

  • Established in 2005, FTA has four (4) regional networks - Eastern, Southern, West and North
    Africa supporting producer activities.

    Fairtrade Africa Purpose

  • To improve the socio-economic conditions of African producers through increased access to better trading conditions.

    Purpose of the Position

  • Plan and coordinate producer support and relations

  • Provide feedback to regional office on key producer needs coming up with solutions to challenges facing producers within the scope of his/her responsibilities.

  • Support knowledge and information sharing among Fairtrade certified value chains

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

    Key Performance Areas

    Planning and Implementation

  • Spearhead the identification of the producer needs, planning, budgeting and implementation of field level activities and producer services

  • Prepare draft annual work plans in line with programme or core objectives for approval by the line manager

  • Develop, and or update field activity implementation guidelines based on learnings from implementation and producer needs.

    Reporting and Communication

  • Effectively respond to all queries concerning field implementation

  • Regularly make follow ups and collect feedback/information from producer organizations for monitoring & evaluations of services received to inform improvements

  • Prepare summaries for the programme annual plans, reports and articles

    Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

  • Prepare field level reports on progress of activities implementation

  • In close collaboration with the MEL team, support on all monitoring and evaluation related activities

  • Submit high quality narrative and financial reports in accordance with project and organizational requirements(monthly, quarterly, bi-annually and annually)
    Project support

  • Support FTA projects on the ground

  • Prepare and provide reports to on projects progress

  • Provide feedback on project challenges and recommend remedial actions

  • Identify opportunities for new projects, collect data and information

  • Provide support to
    the members in project implementation. Constantly communicate the objectives of the projects to ensure member buy in.

  • Ensure policies and procedures are in place and are adhered to

    Accounting Support and Resource Mobilization

  • Effectively track field level income and expenses

  • Prepare and/or approve budgets for his/her team members’ field activities and workshops

  • Prepare monthly and quarterly budget report on field level activities

  • Support with resource mobilization for concerned programme

    Administrative Support

  • Support provide logistical support to the organization for events and workshops

  • Represent the FTA at meetings, events/forums, and conferences in and outside the country

    Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Graduate in Agriculture, Agribusiness management Economics, Rural Development Studies, Business
    Administration, or Business Management

  • At least 3 years’ experience in Programme/Project development and Management

  • Experience in team management, relationship building, and working with community groups / rural enterprises.

  • Ability to develop, implement and assess performance metrics

  • Proven record of boosting team performance and employee retention rates

  • Knowledge or experience in sustainability standards such as Fairtrade will be desirable.

  • Excellent written and spoken English

  • Experience in report writing

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to interact with individuals across multi-functional and cultural disciplines

  • Able to handle varied, demanding and complex tasks.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Project Management training will be an added advantage

  • Able to juggle competing priorities to meet tight deadlines.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Fairtrade International Business Support Officer - Flowers Jobs in Kenya

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